Cranberry and Caramel Date Bars

Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 20 mins

These are really delicious, a real treat. I have made them several times since finding the recipe in a newspaper.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven 350°F.
  2. In bowl, combine cranberries and 2 tablespoons sugar.
  3. In a bowl, combine 2 cups flour,oats,remaining 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar and soda.
  4. Add butter and mmx well (pastry blender works well).
  5. Reserve 1 cup crumb mixture.
  6. Press remainder firmly on bottom of 13x9-inch baking pan.
  7. Bake 15 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle dates, walnuts and cranberry mixture over crust.
  9. Mix caramel topping and remaining 1/3 cup flour; Spoon over fruit and walnuts.
  10. Top with reserved crumb mixture.
  11. Bake 20 minutes or until lightly brown.
  12. Cool.
  13. Cut into bars.


Most Helpful

Pretty fabulous. My favorite holiday cookie! The sweet and tart flavors are perfectly balanced.

Chef MB May 12, 2008

i used quick cook oats, otherwise followed directions. these are ooey-gooey sweet and sour cookie bars. the sweet dates are a foil to the tart cranberries. remove from your baking pan as it cools or else they stick.

chia January 03, 2004

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